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#Barcelona, #Raval: #Massana school occupation

Barcelona. The abandoned Massana School, has been occupied for a soup kitchen and emergency accommodation.

Originally published by Squat Net.

The action has been vindicated by the Housing Union and the Raval Mutual Support Network. The occupation which was made public at the end of a protest procession that started at 8 pm on June 23rd in Plaza Salvador Seguí, was attended by about 250 people.

This occupation is not the only one that has existed in the old Massana School. In the spring of 2018, a group of immigrants had occupied to denounce the job insecurity experienced by the group and to demand solutions from the administrations.

The groups denounce the state of a building “abandoned for years by the institutions” and declared that it will become the “base of operations of the popular movement of the Raval”.

“We warn the institutions that we intend to stay, and that for every step they take against us, we will take three,” they said in a statement read minutes after the occupation was made public. The intention of the occupation is to provide a place in the Mutual Support Network, the Housing Union and the Popular Food Network.

Excerpted from The Free Online –  Iberia: Hundreds of Mutual Aid networks as Covid Collapses Capitalism

Massana school was first occupied by a migrant collective


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